Normes environnementales et sociales

Environmental and Social Safeguard 1 (ESS1) Natural resource management

ESS 1 recognizes that pressure on natural resources such as land, water, biodiversity, productive landscapes, inland water bodies and oceans is intensifying, leading to degradation and loss of ecosystem services.


Ensure the transition to sustainable practices by promoting direct action to enhance resource use efficiency. ESS 1 addresses mainly the abiotic environment, e.g. soils, land, water, security of tenure and climate but should be closely applied in conjunction with the biotic sector ESS 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Read the full ESS 1 here.